GROW Future IT Talent
Do you want to make a difference in West Michigan’s future IT talent?
As a member of the grow committee you will work with students, educators and parents to foster excitement about careers in IT and ensure P-20 students are receiving a strong foundation of IT knowledge and skills. Members will guide and mentor students who show an interest in learning more about or pursuing a future in Information Technology.
An innovative, experiential career event for West Michigan students from grades 6-12. This career exploration event allows students to get exposure to a variety of tech careers with hands on exhibits. These experiences allow students to get excited about careers in tech and see the opportunities available in West Michigan. Check out a video showcasing some of the fantastic hands on exhibits here.
To learn more about MiCareerQuest or to sign up to participate, check out the website.
Over two weeks in December, 2017, WMTT helped organize Hour of Code events in West Michigan. Hour of Code is dedicated to “expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities."
Forty-nine volunteers from nine local employers mentored over 1100 elementary students. Mentors guided 3rd through 5th grade students through basic coding activities. This year’s initiative featured Disney's interactive Moana game that excited and engaged the students.
Check out this infographic to learn more about the impact of the Hour of Code initiative in West Michigan!
Camp Infinity | July 2017
Over 40 girls ranging from 5th to 8th grade learned about web development, little bits circuits, stop motion animation and robotics in a 4 day camp through the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation. Take a look at some of the highlights of the camp here.
BrainSTEM is a hands-on, brains-on expo that highlights the best of today's innovation and creativity. West Michigan Tech Talent had a booth at the event dedicated to informing children and parents about in demand tech positions. Four dedicated coding tutorials took place during the day with the students getting important information about careers in IT. In total, over 1,100 people attended the event and learned more about career options in technology.